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‘Everything about him is class!’ – Solskjaer sings praises of Varane

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The Red Devils boss sheds light on the former Real Madrid man’s strengths and how he’s adjusting to new life at the club.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has sung praises of Manchester United’s new boy Raphael Varane in his latest press conference, saying “everything about him is class.”

Varane was unveiled as a new Manchester United player at Old Trafford last weekend and was welcomed with a roaring round of applause from the vast majority of some 72,000 fans in attendance.

A distinguished defender who has won it all, the 28-year-old center-back is expected to add calmness and solidity to the United backline that has often come under criticism in recent years for being disorganized.

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash with Southampton, Solskjaer suggested that the World Cup winner has all the right qualities.

“I think if you follow football in the last 10 years… that’s the reason we want to sign him, what he’s done over his career,” the Man United website quotes Solskjaer.

“Ever since his performances on the pitch, his demeanour and behaviour off the pitch, it tells me that that’s a Man United player. And we managed to convince him to have the feeling of Man United.

“The Champions League wins he’s had, the World Cup wins… everything about him is class.

“He’s a quick, strong defender, good in the air, he can play with both feet. The short answer is everything about him is what you want.

“He’s been humble, he’s been inquisitive. He asks questions. He doesn’t want to learn by a mistake in the game, he wants to learn it on the training field before he comes on the pitch. Everything about him has been impressive.”